Welcome to a special installment of our featured member interview series in which we introduce you to our 2011 AER Conference Blog Squad members. Please read on to learn more about their professional experiences, how membership helps connect them to a larger community, and why they’re excited about blogging for PRIM&R!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Mindy Reeter, BS, CIP, director of the office of human research oversight at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, IL.
When and why did you join the field?
1999. My first job out of college actually using my degree!
What is your favorite part of your job?
Wrapping my head around some of the really cool research we review in order to allow the research to happen in the most ethical way possible.
Why did you join PRIM&R?
Because it is the biggest community of human subject professionals available.
What is your favorite member benefit?
The discounts of course… and meeting “human subjects” icons at the meetings. I once had Greg Koski sign his autograph on a PRIM&R sticker and I have a picture with Ivor Pritchard from a conference.
If you were planning our next conference, who would you select as a keynote speaker?
I think Neal Dickert is a great resource for planned emergency research and he should team up with my emergency room physician IRB chair, John Hafner, who is an excellent researcher and research mentor!
What advice do you have for young professionals interested in pursuing a career in ethical research?
It never gets old.
What are you most excited to blog about at the 2011 AER Conference?
What vendor booth offers the best pens… ha! And all the opinions regarding the ANPRM!